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Baxter, David Leroy

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January 27, 1957 - January 9, 2015

Baxter, David Leroy

David Leroy Baxter of Lancaster TX. Formerly of Brookfield, Ohio. Passed away on Friday, January 9th, 2015. David Baxter was born on January 27, 1957, Ashland, Kentucky. Son of William Edward Baxter and Joyce Marie Wilcox Baxter. David graduated from Brookfield High School, Brookfield, Ohio 1975.

David served in the Army, afterwards, David’s love of cooking led him to become a chef; he worked for the San Antonio, Railroad and for several Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants, consulting for restaurant owners.

In David’s spare time he enjoyed watching football, a Raiders and Cowboys fan, cooking for family and holiday gathering, his famous turkeys, loved picnics. You could find him near the water, boating with his family and a great humanitarian for the love of animals, dogs and cats, collection of mallard ducks.

David was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, nephew and friend. David was loved by his countless friends and his neighbors always taking time for someone in need.

Survivors include his wife, Saundra Taylor-Baxter of Lancaster, Texas; three daughters, Michelle Baxter of Ohio, Shanthea Baxter of Euless, Texas, Theresa Taylor of New York; brother, Wayne Baxter of Rowlett, Texas; sister, Brenda Greene of Ohio; grandchildren, Samantha and Blake; and many nieces and nephews and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Edward Baxter and mother, Joyce Marie Wilcox Baxter.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

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Victoria Warner

January 14, 2015 7:35AM

We were saddened to hear of Dave's passing....prayers for comfort...peace...and strength.

Always remember his smirky smile...great meals...kind pat on the shoulder...may he rest in peace.

Donna Jewell

January 12, 2015 5:59PM

Wayne I really am sorry for your loss, I havent seen you guys for over 30 years. But, I still remember the good times up home. Remember all the sledding on your hill, Sharon only had to look at a sled to break her collarbone. Were you in the MYF when she dressed as a carrot for a Halloween party, fell and couldn't get up? Keep remembering David in the good times, that's what I try to do with Sharon.

Lorri Gibbens

January 12, 2015 3:17PM

The family we extend our prayer for your loss. God's speed be with you.

Shauna Brazzell

January 12, 2015 2:38PM

You were a big part in our daughter's life and in my boy's lives! You are were always there to listen to me and give advice! I am grateful that you were a part of my life. I will do the best I can to be there for everyone but I will miss your shoulder to cry one!

Joe Boyer

January 12, 2015 12:17PM

Sorry to see you go so young. We had some good times. I'll be seeing you soon.

Todd White

January 12, 2015 9:43AM

We are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.